Our Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapists:

 

Patricia D'Elia, LMT, has been practicing massage since 2008 and has maintained National and State Certification. She graduated  from The Institute of Health & Healing in Newport News. Patricia specializes in myoskeletal treatments, deep tissue massage,  therapeutic massage, cupping, facial cupping, sports massage, relaxation, reflexology and aromatherapy. She added Burn Scar Massage therapy to her growing skillset as a compassionate therapist.  Currently she is working towards her Myoskeletal Specialist credentials with Erik Dalton's Freedom from Pain Institute to increase her assessment and treatment skills to be more effective with client's results.  She has been the lead massage therapist for the Bike MS: Ride Virginia event for 4 years.  In 2017 Patricia completed training to become both a Certified Lymphatic Therapist and a Certified Integrative Reflexologist.

Patricia worked as a fitness instructor for 15 years, and previously worked for the Hampton Family YMCA.  Her diverse training includes certifications to teach weight lifting, Yoga, Pilates, as well as function as a Personal Trainer.  She has also twice participated in the MS 150 Bike Event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She continues to inspire people to adopt a healthy life style through healthy living and regular exercise.  Going into massage therapy was a natural transition from the fitness arena.

Contact Patricia to schedule a massage session: 757 268 7374  http://www.bluelotusofva.com/

 

Christine Hunter, LMT, CMCP, CLT, CPT, WFI, RMT, has been practicing massage since 2011 and is State Licensed and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.  She graduated from The Institute of Health & Healing in Newport News, VA.  She offers many massage modalities such as lymphatic therapy, massage cupping, face cupping for lifting and drainage, hot bamboo rod, hot stone, deep tissue, therapeutic, relaxation, prenatal, postnatal, baby massage, myofascial release, Isometric Muscle and Body Balancing, doTERRA Aromatouch Technique, injury therapy and sports massage for rest and recovery.  Christine is trained as a Level III Reiki Practitioner (RMT). She has taken additional trainings in Structural Bodywork for the low back, mid-back, shoulders, head, neck and face.  She became a Certified Massage Cupping Practitioner (CMCP) through Ace Cupping in October 2013 and in 2014 became a Massage Kidz Baby and Toddler Massage Instructor. Since 2013 Christine has provided manual lymphatic drainage therapy for her clients and became a Lymphedema Specialist or Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) in 2015.  This certification extended her current  skills for treating clients with acute signs of edema, lymphedema and provided techniques for clients suffering with lipedema and fibrotic tissue.  Clients can receive temporary bandaging following each session to encourage lymph drainage or compression garment fitting for the chronic lymphedema and lipedema sufferers.  Her goal is to help those in need suffering with auto-immune disorders, diabetes and lymphedema developed from post-surgical and oncology treatments.  Christine also has had specialized training as an Oncology Massage and Burn Scar Massage Therapist. She often combines these techniques with lymphedema techniques for clients needing specialized therapeutic sessions.  Currently she is working towards her Orthopedic Massage Specialist credentials with Whitney Lowe's Academy of Clinical Massage to increase her assessment and treatment skills to be more effective with client's results.  In 2017 Christine completed training to become a Certified Integrative Reflexologist.

 

She has also twice participated in the MS 150 Bike Event in Williamsburg, VA and in 2015 sponsored and donated time offering massage therapy to runners and volunteers at the Freedom 424 Run for Their Lives Event in Newport News, VA.  In 2015, 2016 and 2017 she has sponsored the Peninsula Foodbank's Shag at the Foodbank events.  In 2016 she sponsored and donated caregiver and survivor massages at both the Newport News and Hampton, VA Relay for Life Events hosted by the American Cancer Society.  In 2017 she continued to be an ACS sponsor for the local chapter and events.

Christine is also certified as a Group Exercise, Cycle, Barre Fitness, Pilates, Turbokick and YMCA Water Fitness Instructor (WFI).  She has been teaching at the Hampton YMCA since 2010.  Water Fitness is a passion of hers and she has enjoyed this form of fun and exercise since 2002.  She became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2014 to increase her knowledge and to help educate massage clients and fitness participants with understanding ways to improve their health. 

She understands the importance of incorporating any amount of fitness to obtain or maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

She enjoys incorporating her knowledge of fitness and sharing stretching techniques and postural improvements with her clients.

Contact Christine to schedule a massage session: 757-353-8248